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Heparin Drip: Protocol & Calculation

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The lab value used to adjust the rate of a heparin infusion is called the _____.

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1. Heparin is in the drug category of:

2. Heparin is a drug used to prevent complications from _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about heparin drips. Among other topics, the quiz requires you to be familiar with how often patients on a continuous heparin infusion should have their blood drawn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The lab value used to adjust the heparin infusion rate
  • The drug category of heparin
  • What this drug is used to prevent
  • Dosing considerations
  • The blood draw frequency of patients on a continuous heparin infusion

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about heparin drips
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the drug category of heparin and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dosing of heparin

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Heparin Drip: Protocol & Calculation. Here's a glance at a few topics in this lesson:

  • The definition of 'anticoagulant'
  • How heparin is administered
  • Protocols for managing risks associated with heparin
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